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On film: rogue Indonesian cop’s illegal logging operation

Government of Indonesia urged to take action . . LONDON: A video of illegal logging operations in the ecologically outstanding Raja Ampat Islands of West Papua has today been released by environmentalists following the arrest of rogue Indonesian cop-turned-smuggler Labora Sitorus, who financed and coordinated timber theft on a huge scale. Filmed near the northern […]

China: ensure rosewood trade not destroying Thai forests

LONDON: The London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today calls on China’s Redwood Committee and its parent timber trade federation to ensure their policies and members are not underwriting the destruction of a World Heritage Site in Thailand’s on-going and violent rosewood wars. The call was made after the Thai Government claimed rapacious demand for Siam […]

Too little time at CITES CoP16 for threats to tigers

  Well, that’s CITES CoP16 over. It’s been an historic two weeks for marine and timber species. Hard-fought battles that commenced years ago have come to a constructive and logical conclusion in the interests of sharks, manta rays and rosewoods. For Asian big cats, there was a good decision that will direct the CITES Secretariat […]

Euro Parliament report calls for widespread ban on HFCs

LONDON: The European Parliament’s rapporteur on the review of the European Union’s F-Gas Regulation has submitted a report calling for widespread bans on the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union, a move that will ensure smaller businesses are prepared for future reductions in hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) available on the market. Rapporteur Bas Eickhout’s […]

Past the timber violence & on the road to European reform

As the gun slammed down on the table and I heard the chilling words “I can shoot you now and I may go to prison but I will still be alive, but you, you will be dead” I realised we were in serious trouble. Ten years ago, after a series of EIA investigations exposing illegal […]

EIA Comments on the 6th Draft of the Vietnamese Timber and Timber Product Legality Definition

On February 27, 2013, EIA submitted comments on the 6th draft of the Vietnamese Timber and Timber Product Legality Definition, highlighting concerns that the Legality Definition fails to provide assurances that timber imported into Vietnam has been legally harvested and traded in the countries of origin. EIA’s comments were sent to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture […]

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